Songs and Rhythms from Near and Far

Songs and Rhythms from Near and Far

by Ella Jenkins


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Songs and Rhythms from Near and Far

Recommended for children aged six to 11, Songs and Rhythms from Near and Far is a collection from renowned folk singer and teacher Ella Jenkins that travels the world in song. The album features instruments such as ukulele, acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica, and the chalil, a double-reed pipe from the Jewish tradition. There's also plenty of a capella singing, finger snaps, foot stomping, and hand claps that are fun to follow along with. Standouts include the brief "I Am a Funny Little Dutch Girl," "Dance Tunes of Many Lands," which combines melody with interesting, informative narration, and the stirring "Greek Shepherd Song," which Jenkins sings in Greek. Originally issued in 1964, Smithsonian Folkways reissued the album in 1997.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/1997
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
UPC: 0093074503324
catalogNumber: 45033
Rank: 241654

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Jenkins   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Ukulele,Vocals,Voices
Ted Johnson   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Voices,Hand Clapping
Shimshon Zeevi   Flute,Guitar,Harmonica,Chalil
Shirley Hersch   Guitar,Vocals,Voices,Hand Clapping
Cliff Stewart   Bass

Technical Credits

Ella Jenkins   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Moses Asch   Producer
Matt Walters   Reissue Producer
Anthony Seeger   Reissue Producer
Leslie Spitz-Edson   Reissue Producer
Ted Johnson   Arranger
Peggy Lipschultz   Art Direction
Eric Conn   Artwork,Reissue Design
Traditional   Composer

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